Hurricane Rita has crashed onto the U.S. shore along the Texas - Louisiana border.
Israel continued to pound the Gaza Strip with airstrikes today (Saturday).
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund's annual meetings get under way today (Saturday) in Washington.
Organizers of today's (Saturday's) protest in Washington against the war in Iraq say they expect a crowd of more than 100-thousand people.
China has called on Indonesia's navy to curb the use of force after the shooting death of a Chinese fisherman.
A powerful typhoon is approaching a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo, and officials are warning of heavy rains, strong winds and high waves in the region.
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